Monday, March 31, 2008

Afganistan

Hey everybody!

Sorry for the long delay. I have been swamped with the move to Bagram.
Bagram Air Field that is. I am surprised at how small this base is, area wise. I had supper last night with two F-15 pilots, 1st Lt's Arrow and Joker. After explaining how thrilling,we,on the ground, found their Combat takeoffs. I asked them what the elevation at the airfield was. Turns out to be 5000'. This place sits on alluvial deposits eroded from the surrounding rugged Snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kush. A former Soviet base, it is still littered with the detrius and debris of its former incarnation, and that includes about a million Mines still on base and in the area.

The Good? much cooler temps and some mountains to look at, not to mention a lot of cute chicks running around.

The Bad? Primative living conditions and an even MORE BORING job than I had before.

12 comments:

Kris, in New England said...

Unka - SO glad to hear that you are settled at Bagram. And sorry to hear that the job is boring...but at least you are safe.

Miss Ladybug said...

Need any sort of entertainment? Magazines, decks of card, travel checkers?? LOL

MMC said...

He's baaaack!
Good to see you again, unka.
Will you be a bit more regular now? I'm sure that would make you feel better. :D

Balancing Act said...

Glad to hear that you are okay but sorry to hear about the boring job. I guess safety sometimes comes with a price. Enjoy the mountains and cooler weather. Keep us posted.

Wenchy said...

A boring job does not sound like much fun!

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